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How are You Fighting the Battle?

I'm praying this morning and I can't get away from this scripture and I'm sure it's one we have all heard and know.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5New Living Translation (NLT) 4We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

How are we fighting the battles?  Are we trying to do it with our intellect and the things of the physical realm?  Here are a few things I know about me and they might be about you too.

1.  If I had to fight some of the battles I have fought in the last few years with things of this world and my own sanity, I would probably be dead.  My mind and my body couldn't take it.  It was only by God's grace and mercy, because I trusted HIM and not myself to get me through those battles.  This is what He gave me:
2 Timothy 1:7New King James Ve…

His Grace is Enough

So a friend of mine and I were talking one day as we ran into each other at the store.  She was a little upset about some recent events in her home.  During the course of our conversation....somehow it strangely came around to God's grace.  She admitted to me that she really didn't understand what that meant exactly.  I had to admit at one time as a  new Christian I also really understand what His "grace" was either.  I told her what I knew to let her digest that, but told her I would email her some information after I did some study.  I found this short couple of statements via http://www.acts17-11.com/mercy.html.
Mercy--not getting what you do deserve / withheld punishmentGrace--getting what you don't deserve / unmerited favor Ephesians 2:4-10

4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much,5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)6 For…